Hi there again, Dearest Reader.
Dramatic events which occurred shortly after my last Diary Blog was published are featured in my earlier update <Two Hospitals on a Day Off and a Stolen Car ?>
9 February - A "Non-Birthday" meal at my Mum's Feb hit the spot!
Happy 86th to the Duchess on 12 February.
This was rapidly followed on by a Sunday gathering to celebrate grandson Theo's first birthday on Monday 11 February.
With St. Valentine’s Day falling on a “school night”, Jenny and I spent a quiet evening in.
Remember, Good People that loving someone is every day, not just one random one. One gushing outpouring of sentiment over the Social Media on 14 February is nothing against showing love for someone each day.
Schools locally broke up for half term on Friday 15 February. Jenny (who caters in a school) and Layla were obviously off, but I followed suite and took 3 days holiday during the week.
We had a very enjoyable and busy time :
<16 Feb - Bushy Park>
<18 Feb - Petworth Park>
<20 Feb - Scotney Castle and Hastings>
<21 Feb - Whipsnade Zoo>
Layla was at her Dad’s for the next weekend, but Jenny and I carried on :
<23 Feb - Herne Bay and North Kent>
<24 Feb - Great Lego Safari at Wisley>
Click on any of the above links to see more details.
"The Rattys Do The Great Lego Safari"
A nice photo by Jenny
As a side issue, on Friday 22 February, I managed to achieve validated membership at Costco on the basis of being a Banking Pensioner !
Not much to brag about, I know - but I have tried to get one of those cards for years !
This last month has been a little harder at work.
Not because of increased work loads, rather staff being out of position from necessity and staff sickness and holiday. This is being addressed, so should resolve soon.
I can’t think of too much else, so for now that is about it until next time.
Good luck, take care and...
Pip, pip !!!